Biblical Theology of Mission

(formerly EM403/603D)
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4 credit points
16 credit points of foundational biblical studies
Semester 3, 2019
Chris Wright with online tutors

Immerse yourself in the thoroughly missional nature of the Bible and explore the rich ways in which Scripture challenges and shapes God’s people for God’s mission in God’s world for God’s glory.

This exciting new unit enables you to articulate a ‘whole Bible’ understanding of mission, and connect this to your own mission and ministry contexts.

Taught by world-renowned Bible and mission scholar Rev Dr Chris Wright, you will also get into the detail of how a number of important biblical themes connect with mission, such as revelation, election, redemption, restoration, covenant, ethics, creation, culture and the nations.

Chris Wright
‪Rev Dr Chris Wright is a leading author, speaker and thinker on Christian mission. He is the International Director of the Langham Partnership International. This is a group of ministries originally founded by John Stott, committed to the strengthening of the church in the Majority World through fostering leadership development, biblical preaching, literature and doctoral scholarships. (www.langhampartnership.org). Chris is also the Chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group.

‪He has written a number of books, including: Old Testament Ethics for the People of God (IVP); The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (IVP); The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission (Zondervan); Salvation Belongs to Our God: Celebrating the Bible’s Central Story (IVP); Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament (IVP); and The Message of Jeremiah (IVP).

‪We are privileged to have Chris bring his wealth of experience and insight to prepare the video content for this subject.

Study Expectations
‪In Ridley Online units you can expect to be guided through a variety of  weekly learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the themes and passages related to your unit. These usually include watching videos, reading, completing set learning tasks and contributing to online seminars and interacting with your peers. Allow 8-10 hours study time per week for this unit.

‪Chris Wright’s book, The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (IVP) is the main text required for this unit.


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